This section is about the coaches. There are early mentions from about 1300. They were more like carts with a roof and curtains than coaches. They had no springs, no box seat for the driver, no windows and were very hard and uncomfortable.
The first recorded coach journey is generally reckoned to be Queen Mary’s journey to her Coronation in 1526. The coach, which you can see in the picture, was drawn by six horses. This was not for show; it was because the road between London and Westminster was axle deep in mud and fewer horses would have got stuck in it.